Xisico (BAM) B50 .22 PCP Rifle with Leapers 3x9x40 AO Scope – Part 2
Ok, so we’ve got the stuff needed to fill our new rifle. Let’s take a closer look at the B50. The B50 is a VERY nicely made rifle. The stock is well formed and the steel is evenly blued. While it is sort of heavy, it is not that bad for a rifle of this size. It pulls very comfortably to the shoulder and has a great trigger, a trait I’ve grown accustomed to in these BAM Rifles.
BAM B50 Left Side
BAM B50 Right Side
BAM B50 Trigger assembly
The rifle has a dovetail mount for attaching your favorite scope. You’ll need a scope because this rifle does not have any open sights. You’ll want to use a two piece mount for this rifle as a single piece mount will most likely block some of the loading port. Also, all I had was a set of low profile mounts. This did not work all that well at first, but I did get used to it. You’ll be much better off with a high profile set of scope mounts. The rifle does not have a scope stop, which is not a problem, because there is little or no recoil.
BAM B50 with Leapers Scope Mounted. Notice how close it sits to the rifle.
Loading the B50 can be a real challenge. First of all the loading lever can be hard to pull. Secondly, trying to load a pellet into the breach with the scope in the way took some talent. I managed to work out a way to cock and load the rifle quickly, but not without some frustration. The safety is a rocker style, manual safety. I go back and forth with the idea of an automatic safety. I like the fact this is manual, but take extra care because the trigger is very light. The next set of photos will show more of the cocking lever and loading details.
BAM B50 Loading Lever and Safety
BAM B50 Loading Lever Open and Safety
BAM B50 Pellet Loading Port
The rest of the rifle is fairly straight forward. The only other unique feature is the loading port on the air chamber. The quick fill adapter connects to the air chamber. When filling the rifle it is very important to remember not to overfill the rifle beyond 3000 PSI. Doing so will damage the rifle and could cause serious bodily harm. DON’T TAKE CHANCES!!! Overfilling will NOT yield greater velocity.
BAM B50 Air Chamber Loading Port
Connected and ready to fill
You only need to barely crack the valve on the tank to fill the rifle.
It fills VERY quickly so BE CAREFUL!!
So we’ve taken a look at what we need to fill the rifle. We’ve looked at the rifle and mounted our scope. The only thing next is to see how it shoots! Part 3 coming up!